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Mixed Modern Living/ Dining Room

This couple wants to transform their boring living/dining room into a bold and modern space.

Jim and Medina Hicks have an untouched living/dining room and they want a space that pops. That wow factor will be provided by student designer Blake Baker who plans to make the room scream. He'll color the walls green with brown and orange retro accents, custom build a coffee table, add new chairs, a sofa, wood flooring plus floating shelves and include custom-designed divider panels. It's a taste of the old with a flair for the new.

The dining area is functional, but not reflective of this family's love of modern design. The traditional pieces are family heirlooms they don’t want to have altered in any way. The Hicks love their home, but think the living/dining room needs some attention. Since it's the first space you see upon entering, they want it to make a bold statement.

The furniture wasn't touched, but simple chair slipcovers and colorful place mats tie it into the updated space. It's obvious from the dishes where this room's design inspiration came from.

A cool, contemporary look with green walls plus orange and brown accents throughout ties the two subtly separated areas together. New flooring, shelving, floor-to-ceiling dividers and modern furniture make it a fun space for everyone.

Makeover Information

floor lamp (Kovaks Arc) (Lights Fantastic)
woven trunk (Target)
chair (Wassily) (Eurway)
sofa (Decorator's Reserve)
paint: walls (Grass Cloth); ceiling: Cracked Wheat); accent colors (Dried Leaf, Nutmeg) (Behr)
laminate flooring (Pergo in walnut finish) (check their site for local distributors)


    • Lighting from Lights Fantastic
    • Blake Baker, Interior Design Student
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